USAMRIID-Led Study Looks at Ebola Transmission, Adaptation in Liberia | GenomeWeb

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – A study appearing online today in Cell Host & Microbe suggests most Liberian Ebola virus infections can be traced back to a form of the virus transmitted from Sierra Leone.

Researchers from the US Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases and elsewhere did whole-genome sequencing on 140 Ebola virus isolates collected during a second wave of Ebola virus outbreak in Liberia, which began around May 2014.

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